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Rock Climbing in New York

Ascend the quartz rock of the Gunks in one of the best climbing spots in the US

Discover a wilder side to New York and ascend the quality cliffs of the Shawangunk Mountains. It is one of the premier climbing areas in the entire United States and is packed full of climbing options as well as wildlife. Visit between the months of April and December for ideal rock climbing conditions.

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What people are saying about these trips

Alexander Colletti


February, 2021

Rock climbing in The Gunks, near New York City (Full day)

Amazing climbing experience in the Gunks. It was my first time climbing outdoors and I can't wait to go again. Alan was great and took us on some multi-pitch climbs and was able to set the day to the skill level of the group.

Nicole Calderone


February, 2021

2-day Rock climbing course in The Gunks (Multiple levels)

We booked a party of 2 rock climbing class 101 with Alpine Endeavors in the Gunks. Our guide Jaron was super knowledgeable and helpful in showing us the ropes! Due to our skill level, we even had the opportunity to do a few multi pitch routes which was exactly what we were looking for. Super challenging and definitely well worth the price tag knowing we're were in good hands! Jaron was VERY down to earth and answered ALL of my annoying questions. I'd highly recommend this company to anyone who is looking for a new adventure with confident guides!!! Thank you again for such an amazing experience!!!

Jason Fidler


February, 2021

Rock climbing in the Gunks, near New York City (Half-day)

Very knowledgeable guide, John, was positive and hard-working. Felt safe and had an excellent experience

Heather Besemer


February, 2021

Rock climbing at Sky Top in The Gunks, near NYC (Half-day)

Had the best time. Finally got to climb Sky Top. It's been closed to the public since 1997 and Alpine Endeavors hold the only permit. Will definitely book again.

J. Satterfield


June, 2018

1+ day Rock climbing in the Adirondacks, New York

THANKS again for a great trip!! A fantastic experience and invaluable in so many different ways. It was a pleasure to meet you. After one short experience you have become my go to guy in the Northeast. I am looking forward to many more adventures.  


There are many reasons for choosing Rock Climbing in United States

The mountainous region of New York spreads throughout the state counties of Ulster Country, Sullivan County and Orange County. Enormous quartz cliffs rise above the dense lush forest that carpet the hills. Panoramic views spread out across the vast green wilderness that gives you an ideal sense of solitude among the mountains. Climbing here offers rewarding sights.


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Best time to visit

Visit between the months of April and December for ideal rock climbing conditions

What’s the weather like?

The higher altitude chunks of the New York receives a continental climate with warm summers and cold winters

More info about Rock Climbing in New York:

The bright lights of the Big Apple reveal a mecca of urban delights, but it also has a wilder, more rugged side. Just north of New York City is the Shawangunk Ridge, popularly known as the Gunks. It is the extreme eastern ridge of the Appalachian Mountains and spans from the north of New Jersey to the Catskill Mountains in the north. Plush with oak forest, the protected mountains provide excellent opportunity for rock climbing


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